A Guide to Local Van Hiring

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A Guide to hiring a van from a local company

Before you commit to hiring a van, it is essential that you have a thorough understanding of van rentals. There are many elements to van hire. We'll walk you through choosing the right van, which van you may need, how it works, and how to hire said van.

Where should you start?

Let's look at what you should look for in van hire. Then, let's discuss how to find the best deal.

Purpose of Use

First, think about the purpose for which you'll be using the van. There are many vans available to hire. Various reasons can be used to hire vans; these include house removal, hauling away garden waste, delivery of an item, or even getting a thing that they ordered online. You should consider the purpose of the van and ask questions.

Picking the right van

After identifying your needs and preferences, it's time for you to pick the right van. There are many vans to choose from. You can either hire small vans for light loads, or you can opt to hire a bigger Luton, which can transport more.


You should know your budget before searching for van rentals. But, it's also essential that you look at the different prices of different vans to be realistic about your budget. Costs for van hire will vary depending on the type of van you rent and how long you require the vehicle.


You should reserve your van well in advance to avoid being left without a vehicle. It is essential to book your van early, especially for more peak season hiring such as bank holiday weekends.

Remember these things

Once you have selected the van and decided on the price you are willing to pay, it is time for you to start looking at the details regarding the hire van and the terms and conditions.


Your responsibility is to ensure you have met all the requirements for picking up and dropping the vehicle off.  

Mileage limits

You will have 150 miles free per day of your hire; you will incur a charge after that. If you know you will be exceeding the mileage allowance, let us know, and we can help work out the best deal for you.

Manual or Automatic?

You must decide whether automatic or manually driving a van is the best option for you. A majority of our vans are manual, so please call us, and we will get you booked in as soon as possible if you require an automatic.


First, make sure to understand the fuel requirements of the van. The last thing you want to do is fill it with petrol if it’s diesel. It's also important to know we run a like-for-like system and pay for what you use.

Coverage for a Breakdown

This is included as standard with all our vehicles; you have access to 24/7 cover should the worst happen.

The Small Print

Always make sure that you read the fine print and terms and conditions. Make sure you fully understand what the van requires of you and your rights under the daily van rental agreement.


You should also be familiar with the excess applicable to you in the unlikely event that something happens to the van. You will be liable for damage and theft while the vehicle is in your car; for more information, our helpful team are happy to answer all your questions.  

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